The synthpop group have shared three new remixes from their acclaimed 2020 album, As Long As You Are. They have also announced dates for their upcoming Calling Out in Space Tour.

Future Islands have shared three remixes of songs taken from their As Long As You Are studio album released last year.

The remix collection opens up with legendary LA dance producer Egyptian Lover’s take on ‘Thrill (Did They Hear Me Calling)’.

He comments on the remix,

“I absolutely love the vocals from Future Islands and could not wait to put an 808 beat behind it. Now this banging song is Boomin’.”

The next one on the playlist is Moss of Aura (Future Islands keyboardist Gerrit Welmers’ solo project)’s ‘Plastic Beach’ remix, in which he describes the rework as “Mario Kart on Sega”. Closing out the package is Alle Alle’s remix for ‘The Painter’.

The Baltimore-based band have also announced tour dates for their upcoming Calling Out in Space Tour.  A US tour is scheduled later this year in September and October, with UK and European dates occurring next year from February to April. Tickets are now on sale.

a US tour scheduled for September and October and UK and European dates throughout February, March and April 2022. Tickets are now on sale.

Calling Out in Space Tour

US 2021 Dates:
* with HINDS
# with Modest Mouse

31 August – ANAHEIM, CA, House of Blues New Date Added
1 September – LOS ANGELES, CA, Greek Theatre *
2 September – SAN DIEGO, CA, Observatory North Park *
4 September – SAN FRANCISCO, CA, The Fillmore New Date Added
5 September – NAPA, CA, Bottle Rock Festival
7 September – PORTLAND, OR, Roseland Theater *
9 September – EUGENE, OR, McDonald Theater *
11 September – SEATTLE, WA, Marymoor Park #
13 September – MISSOULA, MT, The Wilma *
16 September – ST. PAUL, MN, Palace Theater *
17 September – MILWAUKEE, WI, Summerfest
18 September – CHICAGO, IL, Chicago Theater *
20 September – COLUMBUS, OH, Newport Music Hall *
21 September – PHILADELPHIA, PA, The Fillmore *
22 September – BOSTON, MA, House Of Blues *
24 September – NEW YORK, NY, Governor’s Ball
26 September – INDIANAPOLIS, IN, The Vogue
28 September – MORRISON, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre #
29 September – LAWRENCE, KS, Liberty Hall
30 September – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, Diamond Ballroom #
1-3 October – AUSTIN, TX, Austin City Limits
4 October – NASHVILLE, TN, Ascend Amphitheater #
5 October – CINCINNATI, OH, Andrew J Brady Icon Music Center
8-10 October – AUSTIN, TX, Austin City Limits
11 October – NEW ORLEANS, LA, The Civic Theatre
12 October – ATLANTA, GA, Buckhead Theatre
13 October – RALEIGH, NC, The Ritz
14 October – WASHINGTON, DC, The Anthem

UK & Europe 2022 Dates:

21 February – HELSINKI, FI, The House Of Culture
23 February – STOCKHOLM, SE, Annexet
24 February – OSLO, NO, Sentrum Scene
26 February – COPENHAGEN, DK, Vega
27 February – COPENHAGEN, DK, Vega New Date Added
1 March – BERLIN, DE, Columbiahalle
2 March – WARSAW, PL, Palladium Warszawa
4 March – MUNICH, DE, TonHalle
5 March – ZAGREB, HR, Tvornica Kulture
6 March – MILAN, IT, Fabrique
8 March – BARCELONA, ES, Razzmatazz
9 March – MADRID, ES, La Riviera
10 March – LISBON, PT, Camp Pequeno
12 March – NIMES, FR, La Paloma
13 March – PARIS, FR, Olympia
15 March – UTRECHT, NL, Ronda
17 March – FRANKFURT, DE, Batschkapp
19 March – LILLE, FR, Aeronef
20 March – ANTWERP, BE, De Roma
21 March – COLOGNE, DE, E-Werk
23 March – MANCHESTER, GB, Academy 1
25 March – LONDON, GB, Alexandra Palace
27 March – BELFAST, GB, Ulster Hall
28 March – DUBLIN, IE, Vicar Street
31 March – NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE, GB, Northumbria SU Institute
1 April – EDINBURGH, GB, Usher Hall
2 April – GLASGOW, GB, O2 Academy Glasgow

Released last October, Future Islands’ As Long As You Are signals a new era for the band in which drummer Mike Lowry joined the founding trio of William Cashion, Samuel T. Herring and Gerrit Welmers.

Produced by the four members themselves alongside engineer Steve Wright, the album features themes of trust, redemption and the act of letting go.

Photo credit: Devin Yalkin